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The 2019 Drysdale Lecture

Uncategorised — 16th November 2018

About the Drysdale Lecture

In 1916 Scottish evangelist John Douglas Drysdale settled in Birkenhead and gathered around him a following which soon became Emmanuel Church in Claughton Road. His fervent preaching challenged young people to be trained in reaching out to the needs of people world-wide. Emmanuel Bible College began training missionaries on November 11th 1920 with three students.

In 1997, Emmanuel Bible College, Birkenhead, ceased operation and became an integral part of NTC, and in 2004 the Emmanuel Centre, a new library and classroom unit, was opened, to mark that transition. The mission interests of EBC were carried at NTC first by the Emmanuel Centre for Mission Study, and then The Centre for Evangelism and Church Development led by Momentum UK.

Currently the missional studies and practice at Nazarene Theological College are imbedded in the overarching Practical and Social Theology department. The ‘Drysdale Lecture’ began in 1998, and is designed to allow an opportunity for critical reflection on key areas in contemporary missiology.